The Author’s Craft

Ah craft. That indefinable something that takes your book from being good to great… We’re not saying we’re experts, but we’ve talked to a few people who are, and we’ve tried to gather their wisdom here.


 

 

From the crucial hook, to the heart-stopping ending, here are all the ingredients for a great book (according to the SPA Girls). Read more…

 

 

Writing dialogue is a very difficult skill to master, and in this article we try and unravel some of the secrets around how to create dazzling dialogue for your characters. Read more …

 

 

 

“Well behaved woman seldom make history.”

We’ve all read this quote before and nodded our heads. Boring is not how you want to see the heroine in any book, and let’s face it we’ve all read a few yawn-inducing characters! Wendy talks through how to write historical heroines your readers (and heroes!) will fall in love with.  Read more…